A Statement on the Passing of Senator Dianne Feinstein from Jennifer Sirangelo, President & CEO of Points of Light

Sep 29, 2023

Points of Light celebrates the life and groundbreaking public service career of Senator Dianne Feinstein. We are deeply grateful to her commitment to a civic life.  

Senator Feinstein started her public service as San Francisco County supervisor. In 1978, she became San Francisco’s first female mayor, and later in 1992, California’s first female U.S. senator. She became the longest-serving female senator in history, where she earned a reputation of someone who continued to work across the aisle for the American people. 

Her groundbreaking career included becoming the first woman to head the Senate Intelligence Committee and the first woman to serve as the Judiciary committee’s top Democrat. 

She also believed in every American’s ability to serve, supporting the 1993 National and Community Service Act that created the Corporation for National and Community Service, now AmeriCorps. In 2020, she also joined a bipartisan effort supporting Peace Corps volunteers in the face of the pandemic.   

She was a bright light, and we know her life and work will serve to inspire us all to live fully engaged civic lives.  

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